by Tommy Ly
March 13, 2012
We do just about everything with our iPhones, whether it's gaming, HD video recording, browsing the Web, or making calls. We're no strangers to battery issues with iOS 5 and ways to combat them, but it would be great if we didn't have to worry about our phones dying on us at a crucial moment. Thankfully, there is the Mophie Juice Pack Air ($79.95), which roughly doubles your iPhone's battery life. Mophie's battery cases have been around for some time, but if you haven't heard of them, the Juice Pack Air is a two-piece battery case for your iPhone. You slide your phone into the bottom piece, which connects to your iPhone's dock connector, then pop in the top piece. The case uses a micro-USB port to charge the 1500 mAh battery. Pressing a button on the bottom of the case activates one to four LEDs to indicate how much the case is charged. When you don't want the case to charge your phone, simply flip its standby switch to red. I'm a heavy data user when I'm not at home with the comfort of Wi-Fi. I mean, I'm the kind of user whose data speeds AT&T throttles with over half a month left on the billing cycle. On a typical day, my battery drops to 20 percent within four to six hours of near-constant 3G web browsing, texting, and tweeting. Over the course of a few days, I put the Juice Pack Air to the test. I avoided wall and car chargers throughout each day, relying only on the Juice Pack Air to keep my phone going. visit Mophie. Would a battery case be beneficial to you? Or, do you take your wall charger wherever you go?